33 Best William Shakespeare Quotes From Twelfth Night

33 Best William Shakespeare Quotes From Twelfth Night
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William Shakespeare was a renowned English poet, playwright, and actor born in 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon. He has become the most famous and influential author in English literature. Shakespeare is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England’s national poet and nicknamed the Bard of Avon. Shakespeare produced most of his known works between 1589 and 1613. He wrote about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, of which the authorship of some is uncertain. Shakespeare’s writing developed and evolved throughout his career. Scholars often divide his work into periods based on different aspects of his writing style.

He died within a month of signing his will, a document which he begins by describing himself as being in “perfect health”. In his will, Shakespeare left the bulk of his large estate to his elder daughter Susanna. Shakespeare was buried in the chancel of the Holy Trinity Church two days after his death. He retired from writing in 1613 and died three years later at the age of fifty-two. Most of his works were published posthumously in 1623. Shakespeare’s plays remain highly popular today and are constantly studied, performed, and reinterpreted in diverse cultural and political contexts throughout the world.

Shakespeare has always been known for his famous quotes in his plays. Here, we have chosen the top 33 quotes from Twelfth Night for you. Enjoy these amazing quotes by William Shakespeare.

Quotes From Twelfth Night

“Here comes the trout that must be caught with tickling.”

Twelfth-Night [1601-1602], II, v, 25

“O! what a deal of scorn looks beautiful In the contempt and anger of his lip.”

Twelfth-Night, III, i, 159

“He does smile his face into more lines than are in the new map with the augmentation of the Indies.”

Twelfth Night (1601) act 3, sc. 2, l. [85]
“My purpose is, indeed, a horse of that color.”

“As the old hermit of Prague, that never saw pen and ink, very wittily said to a niece of King Gorboduc, “That, that is, is.””

Twelfth-Night, IV, ii, 14

“I say there is no darkness but ignorance, in which thou art more puzzled than the Egyptians in their fog.”

Twelfth-Night, IV, ii, 47

“Foolery, sir, does walk about the orb like the sun; it shines everywhere.”

Twelfth-Night [1601-1602], III, i, 44
“This fellow’s wise enough to play the fool, and to do that well craves a kind of wit.”

“I am all the daughters of my father’s house,

And all the brothers too.”

Twelfth Night (1601) act 2, sc. 4, l. [122]

“In the south suburbs, at the Elephant,

Is best to lodge.”

Twelfth Night (1601) act 3, sc. 3, l. 39

“Thus the whirligig of time brings in his revenges.”

Twelfth-Night, V, i, 388
“When my tongue blabs, then let mine eyes not see.”

“He does it with a better grace, but I do it more natural.”

TWELFTH NIGHT (1601) ACT 2, SC. 3, L. [91]

“Remember who commended thy yellow stockings, and wished to see thee ever cross-gartered.”

TWELFTH NIGHT (1601) ACT 2, SC. 5, L. [168]

“I am indeed not her fool, but her corrupter of words.”

TWELFTH NIGHT (1602), ACT III, SCTWELFTH-NIGHT [1601-1602], II, III, 100. I, 37-38
“Love sought is good, but giv’n unsought is better.”

“You will hang like an icicle on a Dutchman’s beard.”

Twelfth-Night, III, ii, 30

“Is there no respect of place, persons, nor time, in you?”

Twelfth-Night [1601-1602], II, iii, 100
“God give them wisdom that have it; and those that are fools, let them use their talents.”

“My father had a daughter loved a man,

As it might be, perhaps, were I a woman,

I should your lordship.”

Twelfth Night (1601) act 2, sc. 4, l. [108]

“I am indeed not her fool, but her corrupter of words.”

Twelfth Night (1602), Act III, sc. I, 37-38
“Out of my lean and low ability I’ll lend you something.”

“Enough! no more:

‘Tis not so sweet now as it was before.”

Twelfth Night (1601) act 1, sc. 1, l. 7
“Let them hang themselves in their own straps.”

“Holla your name to the reverberate hills,

And make the babbling gossip of the air

Cry out, “Olivia!””

Twelfth-Night [1601-1602], I, v, 293

“The devil a puritan that he is, or anything constantly but a time-pleaser; an affectioned ass.”

Twelfth-Night [1601-1602], II, iii, 161
“In nature there is no blemish but the mind; none can be called deformed but the unkind.”

“One draught above heat makes him a fool, the second mads him, and a third drowns him.”

Twelfth-Night [1601-1602], I, v, 139

“Make me a willow cabin at your gate,

And call upon my soul within the house.”

Twelfth-Night [1601-1602], I, v, 289
“If this were played upon a stage now, I could condemn it as an improbable fiction.”

“And what should I do in Illyria?

My brother he is in Elysium.”

Twelfth Night (1601) act 1, sc. 2, l. 2

“O! when mine eyes did see Olivia first,

Methought she purged the air of pestilence.”

Twelfth Night (1601) act 1, sc. 1, l. 19
“But be not afraid of greatness: some men are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.”

If you liked our selection of William Shakespeare quotes from Twelfth Night, then perhaps you would also enjoy our collection of 50 Famous William Shakespeare Quotes From Macbeth.

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